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Compiled by Amy Eagen, Transition Assistance Advisor, Colorado National Guard

Phone: 720-250-1173


Ms. Eagen serves as the statewide point of contact and coordinator, and to provide technical support to mangers, supervisors, Huard members and their family members as to the benefits and entitlements available through Department of Veterans Affairs and to provide technical assistance in resolving entitlements to TRICARE.

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Contents 1

Tricare 2

Wound Warrior Service Programs 2

Organizations Specific to Disability 3

Vacations for Wounded Service Members 3

Counseling 3

Special Programs for OEF/OIF Wounded 4

Family Assistance 5

Financial Assistance 7

Veterans Affair Programs 8

Transportation 8

Employment 8

Military 10

Education/Scholarships 10

Service Specific 10

Service Specific Financial Assistance 10

Housing 11

Legal 11

Veteran Service Officers Organizations – Veterans of Foreign Wars - American Veterans – Disabled American Veterans – Paralyzed Veterans of America – Military Order of the Purple Heart - American Legion – National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs - Military Coalition Members

Tricare - Tricare – Tricare Dental – Tricare Retiree Dental - Tricare North Region – Tricare South Region – Tricare West Region - Guard and Reserve Web portal to access for signing up for Tricare Reserve Select - Military Medical Support Office (MMSO) – Active Duty Dental Program - Tricare Pharmacy

Wound Warrior Service Programs – Army Wounded Warrior Program – Marine for Life - Navy Safe Harbor – for Severly Injured Support – Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

Organizations Specific to Disability - Blind Veterans Association – National Amputation Foundation – Defense and Veterans Brian Injury Center – Helping Hands - Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Program – Denver Options – Operation TBI Freedom

Vacations for Wounded Service Members – Vacations for Veterans (is to enable veterans of the United States Armed Forces recently wounded in combat operations to receive free lodgings donated by vacation homeowners and who has received the Purple Heart Medal in the Afghanistan or Iraq Campaigns)

Counseling – One Freedom
www.sunriseseminars.comSunrise Seminars – People House - Veterans and Families Coming Home – Lost and Found Inc. – Vets 4 Vets – Veterans Helping Veterans Now – Pike Peak Behavioral Health Group – Sleep Recover and Reintegration – Art of Redirection Counseling – Give an Hour – Soldiers Project

Special Programs for OEF/OIF Wounded – Challenge Aspen – Challenged Athlete Foundation - Disabled Sports USA – Sun Valley Adaptive Sports - Independence Fund – Sentinels of Freedom - Scholarships – Operation First Response – Wounded Marine Careers Foundation – Angels of Mercy – Sentinels of Freedom – Semper Fi Fund (must be a marine or been attached to a marine unit on deployment when injuries took place) – Operation Family Fund
www.pentagonfoundation.orgPentagon Foundation – Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes – Family & Friends for Freedom Fund, Inc. – Rebuild Hope – Hearts and Horses – Pike Peak Therapeutic Riding Center – Cadence Riding – Therapeutic Riding and Education Center – Outdoor Buddies - Wounded Warrior Project – Wounded Heroes Fund - Northup Gumman – assisting with employment – Operation Family Fund – Operation First Response - Lakeshore Foundation - Project Victory – Military One Source Wounded Warrior Resource Center - Strikeouts for Troops – Hope for the Warriors – Bob Woodruff Foundation – Family and Friends for Freedom Fund
www.fisherhouse.orgFisher House – Wounded, Ill, and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook

Family Assistance - Snowball Express – Military One Source - Military news with benefit information - Freedom Calls – Social Security – Hero Salute - Army Long Term Family Case – National Military Family Association - Specific to IL - Our Military – United Services Organization - Cell phones/calling cards for soldiers – Homes for our Troops – Rebuilding Together – Soldiers Angels - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – National Resource Directory - Armed Forces Foundation - Veterans Holidays (discounted rates) - Swords to Plowshares (Employment, Training, Health, and legal) - Grand Camps for kids and grandparents – Army One Source – Assistance with Resume, Job readiness training, etc. – Project Sanctuary – Freedom Hunters – American Red Cross – The Military Family Network – Project Focus – Military Homefront – Military Students on the Move - Military Spouse Career Center – National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies – Military Spouse Resource Center – assist with employment, education, scholarships - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – Our Military Kids

Financial Assistance

www.reserveaid.orgReserve Aid – Unmet needs - Impact a Hero – Salute Heroes for Wounded Warriors – Home Front Cares - USA Cares - Operation Home Front – American Soldier Foundation – American Military Family - American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) – National Association of American Veterans - National Veterans Foundation - Operation Helping Healing – Elks Lodge – have financial assistance available

Veterans Affair Programs - Veteran Affairs – Veteran Business – Transition Assistant Advisor - CHAMPVA for dependents

Transportation – Veterans Airlift Command – Air Ambulance Service
www.aircharitynetwork.orgAir Charity Network – Angel Flight West - Operation Hero Miles - Mercy Medical

Employment – Return 2 Work – Military Connection - Vet Jobs – Hire America Heroes – Helmets to Hardhats – Enable America – Veterans Green Jobs – Americas Heroes at Work - Veteran Job Fairs – USA Jobs – Hire a Hero – Hire Vets First – Military Officers Association of America – Recruit Army – Recruit Navy – Recruit Airforce – Recruit Marines – 5 Star Recruitment Career – American Corporate Program – Veterans Mentoring - Buckley AFB NAF Human Resource Office – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment - Colorado Springs Help Wanted - Job Bank$about?OpenAbout – Colorado State Government Job Announcement

Military - National Archives and Records Administration - DEERS/RAPIDS Locator – Military Coalition – Transition Assistance Program Turbo Tap - Military Audiology – To transfer Military Occupation Specialty to Civilian

Education/Scholarships – Fish House Foundation – Children of Fallen Heroes – Freedom Alliance - Scholarships for military children – Troops to teachers

Service Specific - Navy Personnel Command
www.afcrossroads.comAir Force Cross Roads - U.S. Army Human Resource Command - Marines – U.S. Coastguard

Service Specific Financial Assistance – Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), they also have a loan called the Falcon loan which is $500 or less for emergency needs. – Army Emergency Relief – Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (Active, Reserve, and Retired) – Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Financial Assistance

Housing – Home for our troops - (they will build you a house at no cost if accepted) – Building Homes for Heroes - Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient. – Operation Forever Free

Legal – National Veterans Legal Services Program – American Bar Association, Pro Bono Programs (information on free legal services)
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